Our Team

In addition to our dozens of invaluable facilitators and other volunteers, our board and team oversee the vision, direction and operations of Advancing Warriors.

If you would like to get involved, please visit the Contact page.

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Dr. Ellie Stevens, D.O.

Ellie Stevens is the AWI founder and Executive Director.  She is a retired USAF Major and board certified Psychiatrist who started AWI through her own journey of a traumatic brain injury and PTSD, recognizing the importance of community and the devastation of isolation.  Ellie is also a published author and you can read more about her book Unshackled at www.drelizabethstevens.com.

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Michael McGuire

Mike is our current Board Chair, a 20-year US Army veteran who served in the 12th Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division and has significant leadership, operations, and logistics experience.

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Jeremy Jenkins

Jeremy serves as Board Vice Chair, and currently a Chief Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, as well as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialist.

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Sherry Ferriman

Sherry is the AWI Treasurer, is a US Navy veteran of 20 years and a Methodist Pastor as well as leader of Neutral Zone based out of Colorado Springs. She has served as a CFO.

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Will Moorhead

Will serves as the Executive Secretary and is also the President of All Clear Emergency Management Group. He has 25 years of experience in the fire service and is currently a Captain with the Golden Fire Department in Colorado.

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Dan Strathman

Dan is our Director of Operations and is a former US Army Special Forces "Green Beret" with operations and technology experience spanning digital transformations, enterprise strategy and AI software development.